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Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story
  

Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story (Paperback, Main)

By DePrince, Michaela; DePrince, Elaine

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Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, the author witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, she is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. This book tells her story ...

ISBN 9780571314478
Release Date 1 August 2015 by Misc - United Book Distributor
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Silent Shock: The Men Behind the Thalidomide Scandal and an Australian Family's Long Road to Justice

Silent Shock: The Men Behind the Thalidomide Scandal and an Australian Family's Long Road to Justice (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Magazanik, Michael

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Lyn Rowe was born in Melbourne in 1962, seven months after her mother Wendy was given a new 'wonder drug' for morning sickness called thalidomide. For fifty years the Rowe family cared for Lyn. Decades of exhausting, round-the-clock work. But then in 2011 Lyn Rowe launched a lega ...

ISBN 9781922182098
Published 22 May 2015 by Text Publishing Co
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I Woke Up in the Future

I Woke Up in the Future (Trade Paperback/Paperback, Aus/NZ ed)

By Jacobs, Naomi

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One woman's shocking true story of overnight amnesia.

ISBN 9781447282563
Published 1 May 2015 by Pan Macmillan
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The Thieves of Threadneedle Street: The Victorian Fraudsters Who Almost Broke the Bank of England

The Thieves of Threadneedle Street: The Victorian Fraudsters Who Almost Broke the Bank of England (Hardback)

By Booth, Nicholas

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Late in 1873, London was gripped by the astonishing story emerging from the highest court in the land, where four American conmen were on trial for attempting the greatest financial scam the world had ever seen. Their leader, Austin Bidwell, had hatched a plan of devilish ingenui ...

ISBN 9780752493404
Published 1 April 2014 by Woodslane Pty Ltd
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The Spy's Son: The True Story of the Highest-Ranking CIA Officer Ever Convicted of Espionage and the Son He Trained to Spy for Russia

The Spy's Son: The True Story of the Highest-Ranking CIA Officer Ever Convicted of Espionage and the Son He Trained to Spy for Russia (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Denson, Bryan

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The riveting, true story of the father-and-son co-conspirators who sold U.S. national secrets to Russia. Jim Nicholson was the highest-ranking CIA officer ever convicted of espionage. A single father, respected mentor, and brilliant case officer, he was also a double agent sellin ...

ISBN 9781925106657
Published 27 May 2015 by Scribe Publications
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Girl in the Cellar: The Natascha Kampusch Story

Girl in the Cellar: The Natascha Kampusch Story (Paperback, New title)

By Hall, Allan; Leidig, Michael

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When Natascha made her bid for freedom on 23 August 2006 after eight years held captive in an Austrian suburban house, her story horrified and astonished the entire world. This book investigates one of the most notorious kidnapping cases of our times. It is written by two journal ...

ISBN 9780340936504
Published 1 August 2007 by Hodder & Stoughton
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In the Name of Love: And Other True Cases
 

In the Name of Love: And Other True Cases (Paperback)

By Rule, Ann

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In the Name of Love probes the case of Jerry Harris, a self-made millionaire whose disappearance spurred his wife's eight-year search for answers--along with other shocking cases. Photo insert. Featured in A Pocket Full of Crime mystery newsletter.

ISBN 9780671793562
Published 16 August 2004 by Simon & Schuster
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Series Ann Rule's Crime Files
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No Picnic on Mount Kenya

No Picnic on Mount Kenya (Hardback)

By Benuzzi, Felice; Introduction by Ridgeway, Rick

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A classic tale of derring-do: The Great Escape meets Touching the Void. The true story of courage and adventure; of three men who decided, in the midst of the horrors and banalities of the Second World War, that they had a mountain to climb.

ISBN 9780857053763
Published 9 June 2015 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
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Let me Survive: A True Story of Tragic Loss of Life at Sea

Let me Survive: A True Story of Tragic Loss of Life at Sea (Hardback)

By Longo, Louise; Cuny, Marie-Th eraese

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Few tales of disaster at sea are able to convey the survivors' feelings of fear, hopelessness, and horror. This book is one of those successful few...the author, her husband, and their 5-year-old daughter were on a yacht cruise on the Bay of Biscay when they were struck by a stor ...

ISBN 9781574090062
Published 1 September 1996 by Woodslane Pty Ltd
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Serial Killers: Murder without Mercy

Serial Killers: Murder without Mercy (Hardback)

By Blundell, Nigel

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This title catalogues a disparate array of notorious criminals from Victorian poisoners to present-day shootists. All have a common flaw in their characters that leaves them, for all the wrong reasons, guilt free. And it is that genetic glitch that makes them so eerily fascinatin ...

ISBN 9781845631192
Published 20 February 2011 by South Pacific Books Ltd
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